EDGE Programs

EDGE offers tailored programs designed to develop the skills, networks and expertise you need to launch a new venture and help it grow. Learn more about each of our programs below.


Explore 

You’re curious about entrepreneurship and changemaking. You’d like to explore how these skills can help you pursue your goals and passions. You’re ready to boost your creativity and tinker with ideas.

Check out Explore if:

 You're a current Sheridan student


 You’re ready to learn how entrepreneurship and change making skills can benefit you personally and professionally


 You want to know how to identify your passions and generate ideas


 You’d like to understand how to refine and develop entrepreneurial ideas


Benefits

Tailored EDGE creativity and idea generation workshops and events

Group Mentorship

Membership in the EDGE community

Access to the EDGE Hub

and more!


Leap 

You’re an aspiring startup or social enterprise founder looking to take the leap on an idea. You’re ready to create prototypes, develop ways to earn revenue and research whether this idea might someday pay the bills.

Check out Leap if:

 You have a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and change making


 You’ve taken steps to develop a specific entrepreneurial idea


 You’re ready to commit a few hours a week to further assess the idea as a career opportunity


Benefits

One-on-one mentorship with industry experts

Access to the “Leap Labs” workshop series

Branding and communications training

Legal information sessions

and more!


Rise 

You’re ready to take your venture to the next level and you’re looking for a high-value, high-intensity program customized for social enterprise founders that offers individualized coaching and support, access to expert advice and useful networks. Join a community of changemakers – one designed to not only get your venture off the ground, but grow your impact, generate sustainable revenue and advance your ambitious goals.

Check out Rise if:

 You’re the founder of an early-stage non-profit or for-profit venture that uses entrepreneurial tools and market-based strategies to achieve social or environmental impact goals.


 You’ve built a solution and are ready to sell, or you’re already generating revenue. (If you’re still at the idea stage, check out our Leap program).


Benefits

Participation in a flexible, 12-month, cohort-based program valued at $6000

Co-working space access in Mississauga and Brampton (once re-opened)

Individualized coaching to advance your venture development and impact

Small group sessions for practical problem-solving and networking

Access to a diverse and supportive community of like-minded impact entrepreneurs

Support from seasoned mentors with deep expertise who share their knowledge and networks

Access to member perks and services


Co-op on the EDGE 

Co-op on the EDGE is a new approach to co-op for Sheridan students looking to build their own ventures. This unique, hands-on experience will put your innovation and creativity to work as you develop entrepreneurial knowledge and leadership competencies. Mentorship, training sessions and access to a collaborative community of entrepreneurs will help support you on your journey. This is an unpaid co-op opportunity and your venture idea must have an alignment with your program of study.

Check out Co-op on the EDGE if:

 You're a current Sheridan student


 You have an idea and you're interested in turning it into a venture


 You’d like to expand your entrepreneurial mindset


 You want to immerse yourself in the startup world


Benefits

Tailored bootcamp sessions

Access to EDGE and external partner workshops

Group and 1:1 mentoring

Access to the EDGE workspace

and more!

Social Impact Catalyst 

The EDGE Social Impact Catalyst powered by RBC Future Launch seeks changemakers aged 15-29 whose project or ventures tackle racism, inequity and systemic barriers. This program has been made possible with the generous support of RBC Future Launch, a proud partner of Sheridan and EDGE.

Check out Social Impact Catalyst if:

 You're an aspiring youth entrepreneur or changemaker in Peel and Halton region

 You have an idea, project or venture that seeks to create a more equitable, inclusive and just society

 You want to tackle racism, inequity and systemic barriers

Benefits

$2,000 Honorarium

Virtual community and networking opportunities

Group and 1:1 mentoring

Promotion of your venture

and more!